Plant ID forum: Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus)

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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Aug 16, 2015 4:49 PM CST
A trip to a lake today, a man-made lake but it's been there for decades. It's a managed property, there is a bit of woods, reeds at water's edge, but also mown grass not far from the shore. A few wildflowers there, so here is the first I'd like to identify:



These were sprinkled around here and there; this one right up under a tree. It may not be apparent that these were a pale blue, with a slight lavender tinge. I think the photo color is a bit light and they look almost white, but on the ground they are definitely blue.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2015 6:09 PM CST
It's a species of Elephantopus.
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=elephantopus&butt...
wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2015 6:12 PM CST
There are three species in VA.
Elephantopus carolinianus
Elephantopus nudatus
Elephantopus tomentosus
wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Aug 16, 2015 6:38 PM CST
Elephantopus carolinianus seems to fit.

http://vaplantatlas.org/index.php?do=plant&plant=2055&search...

http://vaplantatlas.org/index.php?s=elephantopus&do=search%3...

http://www.wildflowersoftexas.com/elephantopus-carolinianus....

http://www.delawarewildflowers.org/plant.php?id=0765&mode=F&...

Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Aug 16, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Yes! Thank you so much.

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